Student Teacher Resumes

Jillian, Senior Resume Writer

For me, this is the heart of the resume writing process – we aren’t just putting facts and figures, phrases and sentences, timelines and contact info together in a document! We are telling a story in such a way as to capture someone’s attention. We want to tell a story that is interesting, clear, descriptive, as well as comprehensive with all of the necessary facts and figures.

Core Elements of a Student Teacher resume

Student Teacher jobs and areas of experience vary considerably. The information provided here relates to common teaching experience, not areas of specialization, which should be managed as per the skills information below:

  • Statutory requirements – Statutory information includes a range of certifications and may include background checks, etc. Requirements for information vary by state. When writing your resume, ensure that you have included all necessary references.
  • Qualifications and prior work history – Levels of qualification are defined at the academic level of training for student teachers. Experience requirements will vary according to the needs of the position and the related tasks.

When writing your resume, systematically address the following issues in the appropriate parts of your resume:


Your career aspirations, “why you want the job”, which explains how your job application fits your career path.


This part of your resume needs to be extremely clearly defined, matching employer needs and showing superior levels of expertise, productivity, and experience.


Be sure to show appropriate licenses, certifications, qualifications and other credentials, preferably in list form.

Work history

Use examples from your work history which are clearly relevant to the job requirements. Cite specific systems work, for example, to show your skills and experience.

Student Teacher resume structure

The best resume format is a functional resume, as follows:

  • Name/ and contacts – Use your full preferred name, and a trustworthy point of contact for your phone and email.
  • Personal statement/ personal profile/ objectives – This section is used to introduce yourself to your readers and summarize your work, career objectives and experience.
  • Skills – Pay close attention to this section, because it’s critically important. Your skills are your competitive assets when applying for a job. Make sure that your skills list includes a good range of matches for essential skills.
  • Formal qualifications – You need to define your level of academic achievement clearly in relation to job qualification requirements. Qualifications, particularly foreign qualifications or partial qualifications, can be tricky in the US. Make sure your qualifications are officially recognized.
  • Employment history – Your employment history should show appropriate levels of experience to meet the needs of the position.

Managing your resume content quality

Never use a pre-written teaching assistant resume when applying for a job. Always target your resume to every job application.

The good news is that this is easy to do. Functional resumes are easy to edit and allow you to manage your information quality very effectively.

A few tips for your Student Teacher resume:

  • Skills – Your best skills are your strongest claims to the job. Focus on showing your skills using productive indicators and quantifiable outcomes. For example, you can show your experience in managing specific job-related tasks, or organizational skills in dealing with high volume work.
  • Experience – Your experience must be clearly relevant to the job. This is critically important – The employer must see that you can do the work required. Show the right experience, matching your work history to the needs of the role, highlighting experience in essential areas.

There are no figures available for projected jobs growth in Student Teacher jobs. At high school level, anticipated growth in qualified teachers jobs is expected to be 6% in the decade to 2022. See the Bureau of Labor Statistics website if you’d like to research your choice of teaching role on this link:

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